Wilson ” Bill ” Robertson, Jr. and Yoshiko Asano Robertson, together went to be with our Heavenly Father on September 12, 2006 due to an automobile accident.
Robertson was born Dec. 13, 1931 in Opp, AL to Wilson Robertson, Sr. and Elizabeth Lois Johnson Robertson who both preceded him in death.
He is survived by his five children and their families, Deborah and Dave King, of Dothan, AL, Janie and Maurice Ward, of Dothan, Mala Sue and Rick Von Gunten, of Davie, FL, Wilson Robertson III, of Ozark, AL, Oscar Robertson, of Ozark, and one sister, Ann Porter, of Niceville, FL.
He graduated from high school and attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC where he be-came an ordained Baptist minister. He then graduated from Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He also trained and became an executive chef. He owned and managed hotels and restaurants throughout his life. Robertson was the Coffee County, Alabama Coroner during the early [1960s] where he established his Chiropractic Clinic. He settled in Santa Rosa Beach 30 years ago. He served many years as a Shriner.
Bill Robertson was a member of the Sandestin Lions Club since 1980 where he was the longest serving member of the club and the director of the Florida Lions Conklin Center. He was elected as commissioner of the Mosquito Control of South Walton County.
Yoshiko Robertson graduated high school in Japan at the age of 16. She attended college for a time, went to dressmaking school, was a fashion model and a dance instructor.
She came to the United States in 1952. She attended college at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, FL. Yoshiko had various types of employment from caretaking of the very young to the very old, personal assistant, horticulturist and community volunteer until she found her home with the Walton County School System which she performed numerous duties until she retired in 1996.
Yoshiko Robertson was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club for years, and also the Walton County Republican Club. She loved her gift of singing and was always excited to have the opportunity to sing at church and any other occasion.
Yoshiko and Bill Robertson were married Nov. 19, 1983. Yoshiko is preceded in death by her father and mother, Sadakachi Asano and Tomiko Tachibana Asano, one brother, one sister, and one son-in-law, Johnny Godwin. Yoshiko is survived by her children, son, Eddie Morgan and wife, Dawn, of Jacksonville; FL; three daughters, Jean Godwin, of Freeport, FL, Mary Aldrich and ﬁance, Frank Gallagher, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and Miki Reid and husband, Patrick, of Weeki Wachee Springs, FL; two brothers, Sadao and Humio Asano, of Japan; three sisters, Cheiko Onodera, Hiroko Tokoyoda and Masako Ueda, all of Japan. The Robertsons were loving parents, grandparents and great grandparents and will be missed dearly.
“Paw Paw” and “Grammy” left behind their grandchildren, Natalie and Steve Altiner, James and Stacey King, Amanda King, Sommer and Shannon Wilson, Joshua Robertson, Clay Robertson, Brian Godwin, Melissa Morris, Jonathan Aldrich, Jamie McAllister, Natalie McAllister, Niki Reid, Brooks Reid, and Kaytlyn, Morgan, and also their great grandchildren, Griffen and Garrett Altiner, Susan, Shelby and Scott King, Savannah Wilson, Elias and Fiona Morris, Xaia, Nikaya and Andre’ Motley, and Jaylen Reid.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home, with Rev. Tonya Elmore, Harry Houseman and Toy Arnett officiating.
Burial was in the Point Washington Cemetery.
[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, September 21, 2006]